Kemps Miller hopes to come in like a wrecking ball at states

Photo courtesy of Luis Acevedo. Kemps Miller's wrestling picture in 2007
Wrestler Kemps Miller has come a long way since this wrestling picture of him take in 2007. Photo courtesy of Luis Acevedo.

When you think of winter sports your mind instantly goes to basketball, or a few other competitive sports during that season such as competitive cheer, bowling and wrestling. Senior Kemps Miller has been a part of the varsity wrestling team since he was a freshman. He has accomplished many feats such as earning well over 100 wins and qualifying for states.

Wrestling goes by weight classes, so you wrestle people that weigh in the same specific range as you.

“Ever since I started wrestling I picked it up fast, and I really loved the sport,” Miller said. “It was always my favorite sport, because my size didn’t matter, so I didn’t have to compete with the bigger kids.”

During his four years on the wrestling team, he has already earned 144 wins, and this years season isn’t even over yet. He still has conferences to go to soon.

“Last year I was able to make my way into states,” Miller said. “I was kinda nervous going into it, and I lost my first match. But, I was able to win my second one, to keep my chances of getting ranked alive. In my third match I lost, so I wasn’t able to get ranked in states last year.”

Miller’s season is going just as he planned; he is 34-1 this year.

“I am hoping to keep this going through conference, districts, and into states,” Miller said. “I think I have a good opportunity to get ranked high this year in states.

Just last week Gull Lake’s wrestling team was able to win a team tournament. Other schools in it included Mendon, Marcellus, Pennfield, Delton Kellogg, Hartford, Vicksburg, Niles, Eauclair and Paw Paw

“Our team was excited to win this, and it will keep our hopes high through conferences, and districts,” Miller said.

By Justin Perigo

 

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